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CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. to deal with china, it is the fundamental problem of american foreign policy right now. the difficulty is chinese history is totally different. we have been secure through most of our history from other countries, the impact of foreign societies on us. the chinese state has always been surrounded by a multiplicity of states. the management of all barriers has been a principal necessity of chinese foreign policy. we have done it on a pragmatic basis. the chinese have learned to take a longer, strategic view because one cannot decide the outcome of any issue unless you look at it in a longer-term. but these societies have two different approaches. it is an ever evolving situation. china is now rising country. we have the status quo countries similar to germany and england and therefore the likelihood is something like that might occur again. remember, china is a country that is returning to what it believes it has always been, namely the center of asian affairs. but it is inevitable that the rise in china will impinge on the united states. there are a number of things we need
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
failed policies of the past if you are promising to repeat them. we cannot go back to a foreign policy that gets us into wars with no plan to endorse them. we are moving forward, not going back. every pro-american that wears the uniform of this country should know, as long as i am your commander in chief, we will sustain the strongest army the world has ever known. and when our troops take off their uniforms, we will serve them, because nobody who has served this country should have to fight for a job or a roof over their heads when they come home. finally, i will cut the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 10 years. i have already worked with republicans and democrats to cut $1 trillion in spending. i am ready to do more. but we cannot just cut our way to prosperity. we are not lead to get this done unless we ask of the high-income households to pay income tax. that is what was in place when bill clinton was president and our economy had the biggest surplus in history, and created a lot of millionaires. governor romney said it is fair that he pays a lower tax rate and a teacher or autowor
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the moderator from cbs. >> the most important foreign- policy debate between nixon and kennedy were islands off the main island of china. those of us on the panel, we thought there were possibly an oriental dance team. [laughter] >> you heard it here. >> let's take a look at another clip from 1988. >> governor, it kiddy were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penay for the killer? peacoat know, i do not. i think you know i oppose the death penalty during all of my life. i do not see any evidence it is a deterrent. i think there are better and more effective ways to deal with violent crime. we have done so in my own state, and one of the reasons why we have had the biggest drop in crime of any industrial state in america and the lowest murder rates. we have work to do in this nation. we of work to do to fight a real war that the phony war. -- we have work to do to buy the real war thanot a phony war. we have much to do to step up the war. >> some say that these debates are not really debates, but joint press conferences. the answer was seen somewhat determining
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
university. the final debate, october 22, and the questions will focus on foreign policy. the vice-presidential debate next thursday, from kentucky. all those live on c-span. if you missed wednesday n night's debate, you can watch it on our debate hub and share your own video clips at c-span.org /debates. >> your always surprised it will come back to you and change your view. it is different because it shows a lot of what is real and what is going on. i watched hearings on c-span, and also when the supreme court has hearings. we watch different decisions and opinions on c-span. >> erin watches c-span on directv, c-span brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> almost 20 years ago we broadcast one of the most controversial stories in our 44 years on the air. it is entitled yes, but is it art. i was accused of being a philistines, someone lacking the ability to appreciate the nature of contemporary art. in those 20 years, those works that i questioned are now worth hundreds of million does. i discovered something that i had absolutely could barely believe, th
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, missile defense and nato, as well as a general outline of his approach to foreign policy. we want your reaction. you can see the numbers up there on the screen. you can also send eight weeks. we are using the hashtag #cspan 2012. what did you think of this speech? caller: i think governor romney is trying to propagate a policy that he really does not have any experience in. the things that he says are good. they sound good. but i think the american people and the people of the world are just really not into being the police of the world, as governor romney is suggesting in this speech and lately since the debate. i think, again, it sounds good, but i do not think it is good for the country. host: our next call comes from battle creek, michigan, on our independent line. caller: i am ex-military, and i fought in desert storm. yeah, i think it's a lot of words. i have heard the same song and dance before. host: you got to turn the volume down on your tv. caller: ok, sorry. host: what specifically did you think was a lot of words? caller: about how his policies would be very strict on thes
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm EDT
allowing this case to go forward will have a very deleterious effect on u.s. foreign policy and on the welfare of u.s. citizens abroad. >> well, i think there -- >> the district court says, "well, there's nothing i can do about it. this case is just going to forward." that's your position? >> well, no, not at all. i mean, i think -- >> well, what would happen in that situation? >> well, i think the political question doctrine would clearly apply, and -- and -- and a court would decide whether to go forward. if the united states believed that the case should be dismissed, as i understand the u.s. position in past cases like doe v. exxon, is that there should be interlocutory appeal from -- from a denial of a political question doctrine decision to go forward in light of that. >> what if a district court won't certify a question for interlocutory appeal? >> well, but i think what the u.s. position is, and i think -- i think it would -- i assume it would be accepted -- is that if the united states says going forward at all raises those questions, that it would be able to go up on a cohen
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
describe foreign policy? how should america face the world? >> we should be the shining begin on the hill. but our military interventions, are going in, and we are determining -- we are replacing one dictator with another dictator. foreign aid is money spent on dictators. it is not spent on people in other countries. it is spent on propping up other governments. we are funding the insurgents in syria, and one-quarter of the insurgents in syria are supposed to be al qaeda. did we not do this in afghanistan? did we not bankroll osama bin laden? what we ought to have learned is that these military interventions make enemies to the united states, people who are affected by this. these drones strikes, yes, we hit the targets, but we wipe out another quarter block. we kill tens of thousands of innocent civilians living in these countries that we are ostensibly there to help. we are just continuing to make more and more enemies. it is no surprise that the unrest in the middle east is occurring right now. i would get out of our embassies in the middle east. why are we giving targets to demon
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
romney is giving a major foreign-policy address later today just to the south of us addressing many of the middle east policy questions that we will be discussing over the course of the day. i hope we will be able to take a look at what the public opinion data may reveal about the potential popularity of the position of governor romney is putting forth. let me start by saying the arab awakening in many ways cease to put forward a coherent narrative to international observers, particularly to the american public. in some ways, very quickly. the first few months of peaceful protesters facing off against the police forces of the brutal dictatorships gave way to win those dictators did in fact embark on a violent response. the much more mixed picture of a violent uprising in libya and elsewhere now what looks like an increasingly intrenched civil war emerging as a sectarian war in syria. finally, last month with the irruption of demonstrations in cairo and elsewhere not only in the middle east but across the muslim world in protest of this now infamous youtube video. the american public
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
touch on foreign policy. the war in afghanistan is drawing to a close. the plans have been laid out for troops to return home. what is an acceptable outcome to the war in afghanistan, and what is our responsibility to achieve that outcome after u.s. troops returned? >> we have always had difficult returned with describing that, and as a result we need to get our troops out of afghanistan as quickly as we can. >> before the president's timeline? >> it is time to bring our troops home and stop spending $2 billion a week in afghanistan. we need that money. >> the united states does not have responsibility any longer? >> we cannot rebuild afghanistan for ever. we cannot do that. having unrealistic goals and spending more money is the wrong approach. i want to say on this, all three of my brothers served in the military. our service members are incredible. they will do anything we ask of them. they work hard, they are resourceful, but that means we owe them an obligation to put them out in harm's way when we have clear goals in mind, when it is clear what we're going to do, how we will accom
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
foreign policy adviser to senator john mccain. all of you see him regularly on fox news sunday and the fox news channel. i met him in 1981 when he was a very young assistant professor at the university of pennsylvania. the question that i would like to pose for each of you, and i will start with governor what does this through feel about the leadership styles of mitt romney and president obama? >> probably not much. >> ok, will this panel is over. [laughter] >> you could extrapolate a few things from president obama's first term that may be instructive. he is not the manager. he does out of a history of managing things. you bring in a lot of good, well trained people and give them tasks and try to lead a government. in the case of mitt romney, who has been a governor, a business guy. he has run the olympics. i think his attitude would be efficiency. i will come in and look at running governments, like a business, which is not always the right answer because government is not a business. you should always look for efficiencies, but i have not seen a good example yet of a business person
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
theme of foreign policy. the carnegie endowment for international peace recently hosted a panel on the president's role in leading foreign policy talking about american influence, the changing international order, and more. among the panelists is a thomas friedman. this is about an hour and half. >> good evening. my name is david rothkopf and i will be the moderator for this carnegie endowment discussion about how the next american president should engage the world. this is a debate format it discussion. we have a terrific group here. on my right, we have john ikenberry from princeton. next to him as thomas friedman from "the new york times." then just a matter is from the carnegie endowment. then robert keeton from the brookings institute. -- jessica matthews and then robert kagan. i will open up with a quotation from one or two of the panelists and we will then have some interaction on the theme of the ". lanham alaskan questions about related issues. at the end of each one of these 20 or 25 minute sections i will look to you for questions or we can keep this as an attractive as
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 10:00am EDT
these issues. >> some say that obama pose foreign-policy is diminishing. >> absolutely not. we will have that discussion. >> [indiscernible] >> it's going to be a close race. we have said that from the first day. we will go on campaigning with the next to debates. you saw mitt romney continuing to try to defend it himself on issues that have been problematic for him in the battleground states. >> who do you think won the debate? >> the president, clearly. talking on taxes, jobs, medicare, we are on the right side of those issues and mr. romney continues to be on the defense. romney was testy. >> they did not mention the 47%. >> that was not a deliberate decision from the romney campaign -- from the obama campaign not to mention that. what is important is you are sitting on your couch in denver or des moines or charlotte and listening to the clear difference between the two candidates and that's what you got tonight and that's what will be good for the president. >> [indiscernible] >> i think we have continued to lay out a clear vision on how to move this country fort. >> what will the sc
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
mitt romney will say about foreign policy when we meet next, because he said it was tragic to end the war in iraq. he will not tell us how he will end the war in afghanistan. and i will use the money we are no longer spending on war to pay down our debt and put more people back to work, rebuilding our roads and bridges and schools and runways and broadband lines, because after a decade of war, it is time to do some nation-building at home and do and put some folks to work at home. this is the choice we now face. this is what the election comes down to. over and over we had been told by our opponents that since government cannot do everything, it should do almost nothing, if you cannot afford health insurance, we hope you do not get sick, and that if a company is releasing toxic pollution into the air, that is the price of progress. you cannot go to college -- just borrow money from your parents. as i described last night, that is not who we are, not what this country is about. in america we believe we are in this together. we understand america is not about what can be done for us
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
weapon. that needs to be made clear. we have an administration that has a foreign policy that is in confusion. it is not clear to our allies nor to our foes. with regards to iran, in 2009 we saw a student protestors. no word from this administration. no word at all. finally, in 2011, the united states stepped forward with sanctions. i am happy that the european nations have stepped forward with sanctions as well. but we need to be clear with our allies, with our ally israel. it is not just a problem of that region. this is a problem for the world. it is estimated that in three years, the iranians are going to have icbm's that could reach the united states. this is our concern, and we have heard nothing from this administration with regard to iran enriching uranium. there's a lot of leader -- lack of leadership, a lack of clarity. i want america to remain a stabilizing force in the world. we need to have that. but with the lack of leadership, lack of clarification, what our allies don't know what we're doing, when our foe shalits just, we've lost that. >> senator kerrey? >> i don't k
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm EDT
16 in new york and the final debate which is october 22 in florida focused on foreign policy. >> this month as the presidential candidates meet for debate we're asking high school students to send a message to the president as a competition. in a short video students will answer the question what is the most important issue the president should consider in 2013. there is $50,000 in prices available. for complete details go online to scuentcam.org. >> in more whitehouse coverage mitt romney and paul ryan campaigning in virginia. we'll have live coverage at 6: 5. next up a decision on campaign finances and super pacs in the race. you'll here from representatives of the american cross roads political action groups and a student audience here. this is about an hour and a half. >> good evening. we're here and it'sit is my greo introduce you to this evening's special event. this is just one of many exciting events that we have planned for this fall and i would encourage all of you -- i know many of you are students in the class -- but there are others of you here, to pick up the fire with d
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